New York has Least Knowledgeable Drivers, Survey Says

TweetIt may not come as much of a surprise, but the country’s least knowledgeable drivers hail from New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, and California. Conversely, the most knowledgeable motorists are in Idaho, Wisconsin, Montana and Kansas – well, at least … Continue reading

State Farm Files First Pay-As-You-Drive Plan in California

TweetThe Insurance Journal is reporting that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has submitted the first application of offer a pay-as-you-drive program in the State of California. Such programs reward drivers who have low mileage with reduced car insurance rates. … Continue reading

13.7 Million Young Adults Could Benefit from Healthcare Reform

TweetModern Healthcare is reporting this morning on the results of a new report published by the Commonwealth Fund, which says that up to 13.7 million young adults who are currently without insurance could qualify for coverage under several provisions of … Continue reading

NIH Proposes New Financial Disclosure Regs for Scientific Investigators

TweetThe National Institutes of Health are proposing new rules for reporting and managing financial conflicts of interest among scientists and other investigators working on NIH-funded medical research. Frances Collins, NIH Director, said in a press briefing earlier today that updated … Continue reading

Louisiana Gives Tax Free Weekend for Hurricane Supplies May 29-30

TweetWith the start of hurricane season just around the corner, the state of Louisiana wants to help its citizens be prepared. On May 29th and 30th, residents of Louisiana can get a tax break when buying emergency supplies, including: self-powered … Continue reading

State Farm Raises Rates in Louisiana

TweetThe Insurance Journal reported yesterday that Louisiana’s largest residential insurer, State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., has been approved for an average 9.9 percent rate increase for homeowners’ coverage in that state, with coastal areas vulnerable to hurricanes seeing most … Continue reading

Early Estimate of Nashville Flood Damage: $1.5 Billion

TweetAn early estimate of the flood damages to Nashville, TN came in on Friday at $1.5 billion, but Mayor Karl Dean believes that number will climb. According to Dean, the posted estimate includes only commercial and industrial properties and about … Continue reading